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Construction continues on home for family of deceased veteran

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Project part of Innovative Readiness Training

After multiple stalls due to criteria challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic putting a pause on many parts of life, the Malone family is a step closer to having a home finished for them free of charge.

The home comes courtesy of a collaboration between the Southwest Indian...

LDS officials continue to build a relationship with the Navajo Nation

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren thought of language revitalization and the Code Talkers when asked how could the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints help.

LDS Church members traveled to the Office of the President and Vice President on May 29 to follow up on Nygren’s visit to Salt Lake City a few months ago and ask the President what they can do to help.

“You guys have always been good to me,” Nygren said.

One priority Nygren wanted to bring to attention was the possibility of getting started in a museum for Navajo Code Talkers to preserve their history.

Immediately, the church members shared that they could jump in and help the best they...

Record spring heat sends over 50 New Mexicans to ERs with heat-related illnesses

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Since April 1 there have been at least 51 heat-related visits to emergency rooms across New Mexico. As temperatures are expected to climb to the mid to upper 90s in Roswell and Carlsbad and remain in the low 90s in Las Cruces during the week of May 27, the New Mexico Department of Health is urging residents to take precautions to stay cool. The eastern part of the state will also experience high temperatures, reaching the upper 80s to 90°F.

“While anyone can get sick from exposure to heat, everyone can lower the risk of getting sick by taking precautions”, Dr. Miranda Durham, Chief Medical Officer for NMHealth, said. “This Memorial Day weekend and all summer, be mindful of the...

End in sight for Phase 3 of Nizhoni Boulevard repair project

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City spends over $6 million on utilities, sidewalks

Nizhoni Boulevard has been in some form of repair since March 2020, but now city staff are saying an end is in sight — at least for Phase 3.



To begin fixing what is one of the major roads that goes through Gallup, the city first had to have someone design the project. The city awarded a contract to DePauli Engineering and Surveying for the design of the Nizhoni Boulevard Reconstruction project, for a total of over $350,000.

The main goal of the project was to make sure the sidewalks along the road were ADA-compliant, make storm drainage improvements, and make a dedicated northbound turn off...

District Attorney race candidates discuss staffing concerns

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Incumbent District Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial District Bernadine Martin is hoping to hold her seat and win reelection in November, but her opponent Grant Birtcher worries that not everything is getting prosecuted properly under her watch.

A district attorney represents the government in criminal cases, including felonies and misdemeanors.  To do this, they need help. In an interview with the Sun, Birtcher voiced his concerns about a lack of staff in Martin’s office.

Currently, Martin only has her Chief Deputy and two contract attorneys working under her.

Birtcher said the office actually needs about nine or ten prosecutors to properly prosecute criminals. He said he’s...

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